Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 2010 Agenda

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may convene in Executive Session for any of the following items:

  1. Call to Order: Opening Remarks and Announcements
    1. Recognition of Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. October 29, 2009, Board Meeting
    2. November 10-11, 2009, Strategic Planning Meeting
    3. December 15, 2009, Special Called Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of potentially funding community colleges based on momentum points and milestones
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Mathematics Outreach Center at Amarillo College (2009 Star Award Winner)
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Construct Special Events Center
        601 S. Pecan Street
        Arlington, TX 76019
      2. University of Houston
        Construct Health and Biomedical Sciences Center Building – Phase 1
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas Tech University
        Reapprove Construct of Jones AT&T Stadium East Expansion
        4th Street and University Avenue
        Lubbock, TX 79409
      2. University of Houston
        Construct Central Plant Expansion
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
      3. University of Houston
        Construct Classroom and Business Building – Phase 1
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
      4. University of Houston
        Construct Stadium Parking Garage
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
      5. University of Houston
        Renovate Moody Towers Dining
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
      6. University of Houston
        Renovate SERC Build-Out - Phase III
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
      7. University of Houston - Victoria
        Purchase 2705 Houston Highway
        2705 Houston Highway
        Victoria, TX 77901
      8. University of North Texas
        Construct Parking Garage and Satellite Utility Plant
        1201 W. Highland Street
        Denton, TX 76201
    4. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    5. Update on Participation and Success Goal of Closing the Gaps by 2015
    6. Update on Governor’s Executive Order on Cost Efficiencies
    7. Update on Texas Higher Education Accountability System
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to Request for Applications regarding the allocation of Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic Grant, Tech Prep, and State Leadership activities for program year 2010-2011
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Tech Prep funding formula for program year 2010-2011
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the reallocation of unused Fiscal Year 2009 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds for use in program year 2009-2010
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Tarleton State University to change the designation of the off-campus site in Fort Worth from a teaching site to a single institution center
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a major in Physical Therapy via Distance Education
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from the University of Houston to expand its existing Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with a major in Administration and Supervision via distance education
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas A&M University-Commerce for a new Bachelor’s degree program with a major in Construction Engineering
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Engineering Recruitment Program Request for Applications for the Engineering Summer Program
    16. Consideration of proposed rule changes:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to a new Chapter 4, Subchapter P, Sections 4.255 - 4.264 of Board rules, concerning Approval of Distance Education Courses and Programs for Public Institutions
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to a new Chapter 4, Subchapter Q, Sections 4.270 - 4.279 of Board rules, concerning Approval of Off-Campus and Self-Supporting Courses and Programs for Public Institutions
      3. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 4, Subchapter E of Board rules, concerning Approval of Distance Education, Off-Campus, and Extension Courses and Programs for Public Institutions
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Chapter 5, Subchapter C, Section 5.44 of the Board rules, concerning approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities and/or Health-Related Institutions
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Chapter 5, Subchapter A, Section 5.6 of Board rules, and adopting new Chapter 4, Subchapter A, Section 4.11 of Board rules, concerning the common admission application
    17. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Discussion of the Quarterly Update on College Readiness Initiatives
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for a Request for Applications regarding Developmental Education Demonstration Projects for four-year colleges and universities, FY2010-2011
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for the purchase of services through a contract regarding the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to award a second contract under a previously authorized Request for Applications for a College and Career Readiness Initiatives Educator Preparation Demonstration Site
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to utilize College Access Challenge Grant scholarship funds
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of advisory committees and work groups
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of student representatives to the Apply Texas Advisory Committee and the Financial Aid Advisory Committee
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee’s Chair Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of a ten-year lease with 1200 Anderson Partners, L.P. for the lease of facilities at 1200 East Anderson Lane
    3. Update on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Funds
  9. Executive Session

    The Board will hold a closed session to deliberate the following matters:
    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the personnel evaluation of Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, and other personnel matters
  10. Adjournment